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'Ouija' Off To Respectable Start; 'John Wick' and 'St. Vincent' Look PromisingOctober 25, 2014 08:23 AM

by Phil Contrino

Saturday Update: Ouija is off to a respectable start. The horror flick is headed for a $20 million debut after snagging $8.3 million on Friday. Unlike most horror entries, Ouija should hold up reasonably well considering that it has opened before Halloween.

John Wick is on pace for $14 million after tallying $5.5 million on Friday. 

St. Vincent is on pace for $8.2 million after grossing $2.6 million on Friday.

Check back tomorrow for official studio weekend estimates.

Friday Update #2: Sources tell BoxOffice that Ouija is headed for $19 million-$20 million during its debut frame. Of course, horror films tend to pop late on Friday night, so we're not ruling out a surge that could put the fright flick above that range.

John Wick is off to a solid start with what's look like a $14 million debut frame. If word of mouth is strong among action aficionados, then Keanu Reeves' latest could post an even higher debut. This definitely marks a comeback for Reeves.

St. Vincent is set for as much as $10 million during its expansion weekend.

Check back tomorrow morning for updated projections and official Friday estimates. 

Friday Update #1: Universal's Ouija bowed to $911,000 last night. That's noticeably behind the $2.1 million start for Annabelle earlier this month, although that pic had some benefit in marketing with the aid of being a prequel to last year's horror blockbuster The Conjuring. Ouija's Thursday take is more in line with Carrie's $730,000 last October, which ultimately earned $16.1 million over opening weekend. Ouija's own native brand awareness could feasibly give it a boost as the weekend progresses.

Lionsgate reports that John Wick grabbed a healthy $870,000 from Thursday night shows in over 2,000 locations. That more than double A Walk Among the Tombstones' $430,000 Thursday night start in September, which went on to earn $12.8 million over opening weekend, as well as Brick Mansions' $400,000 ($9.5 million opening weekend). Strong buzz and critical reviews for the sleeper hit had been building in recent weeks, which could be a factor in last night's strong turnout, but the chances of a weekend close to $20 million now look even better.

Meanwhile, The Weinstein Company is sending St. Vincent into wide release today following its healthy start in limited play over the past couple of weeks.

More as it comes.

 

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Jul. 17 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$21,791,6080%3,792--$5,747$43,573,8071Warner Bros.
2Despicable Me$12,725,42526%3,50125$3,635$108,491,7152Universal
3The Sorcerer's Apprentice$6,967,51727%3,504--$1,988$19,536,5871Disney
4The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$5,134,44115%4,001-467$1,283$260,969,7033Summit
5Toy Story 3$4,758,65336%3,177-576$1,498$359,226,3455Disney
6Grown Ups$3,977,72527%3,074-389$1,294$126,370,2934Sony / Columbia
7The Last Airbender$3,081,58839%2,805-398$1,099$112,683,7593Paramount
8Predators$2,687,05024%2,6690$1,007$38,144,2402Fox
9Knight and Day$1,512,34835%1,925-703$786$68,139,3314Fox
10The Karate Kid (2010)$939,73138%1,532-926$613$168,621,8856Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$456,53449%446246$1,024$4,753,2375Fox Searchlight
2Iron Man 2$221,84332%36229$613$309,846,84011Paramount
3The A-Team$192,78829%428-808$450$75,088,5156Fox
4Winter's Bone$152,56066%12115$1,261$2,961,1346Roadside Attractions
5Shrek Forever After$115,00734%240-221$479$234,314,1169Paramount / DreamWorks
6Marmaduke$107,03819%274-109$391$32,013,0887Fox
7How to Train Your Dragon$96,05128%228-26$421$217,321,84617Paramount / DreamWorks
8Letters to Juliet$94,88324%27231$349$52,061,14010Summit
9Solitary Man$82,55570%146-26$565$3,799,9549Anchor Bay
10Robin Hood$73,45030%226-74$325$104,794,96010Universal
11Get Him to the Greek$73,45030%287-155$256$59,965,7007Universal
12Date Night$53,72623%166-39$324$98,222,67615Fox
13Killers$43,213-3%166-103$260$46,057,9677Lionsgate
14Splice$25,42925%117-87$217$16,900,2197Warner Bros

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$433,48252%3831$11,407$1,468,6562Focus
2Hubble 3D$107,39120%530$2,026$10,767,84018Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Grease Sing-a-Long$44,38712%219$2,114$221,8062Paramount
4Jonah Hex$43,87433%46-19$954$10,175,9825Warner Bros.
5Sex and the City 2$36,92214%97-59$381$94,905,6398Warner Bros. / New Line
6Under the Sea 3D$27,08314%130$2,083$22,947,56675Warner Bros. / IMAX
7City Island$17,392117%49-16$355$6,562,26118Anchor Bay
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$14,37444%67-63$215$163,181,47216Warner Bros.
9I Hate Luv Storys$13,79437%35-44$394$812,7673UTV
10Just Wright$13,05454%56-24$233$21,467,78210Fox Searchlight
11Avatar$7,22688%4-5$1,807$749,696,87131Fox
12The Back-up Plan$5,03330%25-36$201$37,477,86113CBS Films
13Udaan$1,426113%2--$713$2,0941UTV Communications
14The Square (2010)$1,354199%4-1$339$404,01015Apparition
15Princess Kaiulani$1,00379%3-3$334$854,42610Roadside Attractions
16The Secret of Kells$74342%6-4$124$685,54220GKIDS